Beer Birthday: Aaron Mateychuk

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Today is the birthday of Aaron Mateychuk, brewmaster of Watch City Brewing in Waltham, Massachusetts. He also blogs at What’s Doin’ at the Watch. I met Aaron during CBC week when the Craft Brewers Conference was in Boston in 2009, and we almost got together when he was in San Francisco a couple of years ago, but kept crossing paths instead. Join me in wishing Aaron a very happy birthday.

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Giving a tour in 2009 during the Craft Brewers Conference in Boston.

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Aaron with his wife Jennifer, in a Toronado t-shirt.

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And at the Toronado.

Note: The last two photos purloined from Facebook.

Beer Birthday: Rod DeWitt

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Today is my friend Rod DeWitt’s 56th birthday. Rod is the Director of Plant Engineering & Process Control at Anderson Valley Brewing Co. in Boonville. Rod also plays drums in the Rolling Boil Blues Band. Join me is wishing Rod a very happy birthday.

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Rod and me at the Boonville Beer Festival in 2006.

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At the Mammoth Lakes Bluesapalooza in 2007. From left: Marc Cohen, Rod, Tom Dalldorf, Bruce Joseph and Ken Hickmott.

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Rod DeWitt, on the roof showing me the view depicted on every bottle of Anderson Valley Brewing during a private tour in May of 2006.